Arpoador is the name given to a beach and a rock formation, both located in Ipanema, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Located between the beaches of the Devil and Ipanema. It offers restricted space, because it is a small beach, about 500 meters long.
The Arpoador beach is known as the surfers' beach, as has many big waves, encourage the practice of this sport.
The place name comes from the fact that, on site, in the past, be possible arpoarem up whales.
In Arpoador region, is the Girl from Ipanema Park, which takes its name from the famous Vinicius de Moraes music and Tom Jobim. In addition to point of recreation and leisure, the park also serves as a stage for famous artists performances.